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Govt policy to ensure normalcy in J&K: Jaitley
`Parliament session, election dates not to overlap’
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Nov 22: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday stated that policy of the government was aimed at bringing normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir. Responding to a question on the Centre’s proposal to withdraw cases against first-time stone-pelters in Kashmir valley, he said that the government’s aim was to ensure peace and it worked on the basis of what steps were required to bring normalcy back. “There was a situation when civil dis...
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10,000 more in advanced stages of selection
CM directs Admn secys to monitor dev projects
Around 6000 vacancies filled in last 10 months
JAMMU, Nov 22: Around six thousand vacancies have been filled by the Services Selection Board and Public Service Commission in the state during the last 10 months while selection process in respect of ten thousand more gazetted and non gazetted vacancies is in advanced stages and likely to be completed soon. This was disclosed in a high level meeting of Administrative Secretaries chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today to review t...
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‘Infiltration bid foiled in Keran’
Security man, militant killed in encounter: Army
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Army today said it foiled an infiltration bid by militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing a militant, but lost a soldier while two other security personnel were injured. "An infiltration bid was foiled by alert soldiers in Keran sector this morning, resulting in killing of one militant," a defence spokesman said here. He said a soldier laid down his life during the encounter while...
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Tral shuts for second day over Hizb militants killing
Search ops in three southern villages
ANANTNAG, Nov 22: Tral continued to remain shut for the second running day Wednesday over the killing of a local militant by the government forces on Monday while a cordon and search operation was launched in Harmain village of Shopian and Loraw Jageer area of Tral which ended peacefully. A Hizb militant Adil Ahmad Chopan was killed in Seer village of Tral in a brief gunfight with army and SOG men. The slain militant, the native of Loraw villag...
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Power situation deteriorating in city
Srinagar, November 22: Consumers in Srinagar city are up in arms against Power Development Department (PDD) against plunging the population into absolute gloom in the wake of pesky power cuts for the past one month. In Maisuma, Nowhatta, Khawaja Bazar, Alamgiri Bazar, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Natipora, Channapora, Gangbugh, Nishat, Manderbagh, Brein, Harwan and Shalimar areas, people are up in arms against the government for unscheduled power cu...
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'Remembering British officer who gave his life for Kashmir'
Tributes paid to Robert Thorpe on his death anniversary
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Rich tributes were paid to Robert Thorpe, in Srinagar on Wednesday on his 149th death anniversary. Several human rights groups, members of Civil society remembered Thorp and his priceless sacrifice for people of Kashmir. Several journalists, members of Civil society, human rights activists gathered at the grave of Robert Thorpe here in Sheikh Bagh locality of Lal Chowk in Srinagar, early in morning and paid glowing tributes w...
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Sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir, Leh coldest
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Night temperatures throughout the valley dropped below freezing point on Wednesday as Srinagar witnessed its coldest night of the season at minus two degrees Celsius. Partially cloudy sky has been forecast in Jammu and Kashmir till Thursday. "Leh town was the coldest in the state today as the minimum temperature was minus 11.4 degrees Celsius. Kargil town recorded minus 6.2 as the lowest night temperature," a Met department o...
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ATM machine of bank stolen
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB) was stolen in the south Kashmir district of Shopian during the intervening night of November 21 and 22, official sources said. They said unidentified people entered the ATM kiosk installed at district hospital Shopian and took away the machine carrying cash. It was not immediately clear as to how much cash was in the ATM, they said, adding that a massive hunt ha...
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Focus on Daksum, Margan Top, Kongawaten for tourism promotion: Mehbooba
Directs setting up of an expert group to study Ahrabal fall decline
JAMMU, Nov 22: The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has directed the tourism department to focus on places like Daksum, Margan Top, Kongawaten and other areas for tourism promotion even as she directed setting up of an expert group to suggest measures to control the decline in the height of world famous Ahrabal fall. Addressing a joint meeting of Ahrabal, Kokernag and Verinag Tourism Development Authorities here today, the Chief Minister directed ...
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Governor visits Rajouri frontier
RAJOURI, Nov 22: Governor N N Vohra Wednesday visited the Rajouri frontier areas and received a comprehensive briefing from Maj General Suchindra, GOC 25 Div, about the management of the entire stretch of LoC which comes in the area of responsibility of this important army formation. Governor was also informed about the varied help which the army provides to the people living in the border belt who undergo considerable suffering when the Pak a...
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J&K contingent for IWL calls on Chief Minister
JAMMU, Nov 22: The members of J&K Women’s Football team participating in the coming Indian Women’s League (IWL) called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today. The team is participating in the coming national Football tournament at Kolhapur, Maharashtra starting from November 25. The Chief Minister enquired from the young players about their preparations and wished them well for the coming tourney. Commissioner Secretary, Youth Services &...
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Governor visits Rajouri frontier, briefed about operational preparedness
RAJOURI, Nov 22: Governor N N Vohra Wednesday visited the Rajouri frontier areas and received a comprehensive briefing from Maj General Suchindra, GOC 25 Div, about the management of the entire stretch of LoC which comes in the area of responsibility of this important army formation. Governor was also informed about the varied help which the army provides to the people living in the border belt who undergo considerable suffering when the Pak a...
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Efforts on to bring back J&K youth on right track: Ahir
NEW DELHI, Nov 22: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir Wednesday said efforts were being taken up by the government to bring the youth back to the right track in Jammu and Kashmir. Ahir's statement has come in the wake of reports of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asking the Mehbooba Mufti-led government in Jammu and Kashmir to consider withdrawing cases against first-time offenders involved in stone-pelting incidents in th...
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Won't allow infiltration attempts along LoC: Lt Gen Saranjeet
POONCH, Nov 22: General Officer Commanding (GoC) 16 Crops, Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh Wednesday stated that a large number of militants were trying to infiltrate along the Line of Control (LoC) but the security forces were "alert" to foil the designs. General Officer Commanding (GoC) 16 Crops, Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh said, "The Army was alert and would not allow any attempt (of infiltrating militants) to succeed." "There are a large number of peo...
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Cartoon Corner
Those leaving arms to be brought back to mainstream: Nirmal
JAMMU, Nov 22: The Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said that those holding guns would be given answers in the same language but those leaving arms would be brought back to the mainstream. He was speaking on the sidelines of a function organised by the Bikram Singh Yadgar Committee in memory of late Lt Gen Bikram Singh who was killed on November 22, 1948. “Those holding guns will be given answers in the same language,” Singh said. “Th...
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ED files charge-sheet against Al-Badr Mujahideen operatives
SRINAGAR, Nov 15 (Agencies): The ED today filed a charge sheet against two suspected operatives of militant outfit Al Badr Mujahideen in connection with its money laundering probe against them. The central probe agency said it filed the charge sheet, called prosecution compliant in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) parlance, against Khurshid Ahmad Bhat and Inayatullah Shah before a special court here. The case dates back to 2009 when Kashmir po...
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Amnesty for stone-pelters
Union home ministry's recommendation to the Centre to withdraw cases against first-time stone-pelters and union home minister Rajnath Singh's suggestion to Jammu and Kashmir government to shift juveniles from jails to remand homes imbue some optimism about Centre's shift from extremely hard-line and belligerent policy in Kashmir to one of engagement. However, there is much more that the Centre could have done to make its new initiative more cred...
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Flood channel, invitation to disaster!
By Mohammad Ashraf
For last three years various engineering departments have been inspecting, debating and discussing flood prevention measures to prevent any disastrous floods in future. The 2014 flood which was the most disastrous to have occurred in a century, has not taught any lessons both to the authorities and the common people. While the authorities are in a deep slumber, the people are busy in encroaching the flood basins and the spill over channels. No l...
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First World Day of the poor in 2017
By Moin Qazi
Poverty won't allow him to lift up his head; dignity won't allow him to bow it down —Malagasy Proverb "When solutions that recognise the poor as clients or users and not as passive recipients of charity are designed, a real chance to end poverty is created. Humility is needed for any revolution to succeed. This logic comes from the power of empathy-not a form of empathy that comes from superiority, but one born from a profound humility." The ...
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No fear of law
Dear Editor, It seems there is no fear of law and order action in the country otherwise how come criminal type of threats from vested interest are made in public on the belief that the film’s content are objectionable and it misrepresents India’s history. This kind of illogical news and not in the interest of the country should never get any footage in any media. Like most films the film Padmavati is also a work of fiction. Nowhere any film c...
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HC asks JKSTC to vacate its office within three months
NEW DELHI, Nov 22(Agencies): The Delhi High Court today asked the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) to vacate and handover in three months possession of its office here to the Delhi government for the purpose of redeveloping the Tis Hazari court complex. The court said it does not find merit in the submission of the JKSTC counsel on development of infrastructure and creation of other district court complexes. "Mere pu...
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India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice after Britain bows to UN majority
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (Agencies): Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood. "I am grateful to all the nations who have supported me," Bhandari told IANS in the Assembly chamber after the election. "It was a big election as you know." The withd...
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Football tourney to begin soon: Dir Sports
JAMMU, Nov 19: "Let's Play Football Tournament which is being organized by the Department Of Youth Services and Sports J&K under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (GOI) with the co-branding of Khelo India will begin very soon since the registration process for the same has concluded recently". This was stated by Director Youth Services and Sports Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad. While providing details about the tournament Fayaz said that th...
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Aircraft built by a Mumbai man on terrace gets license to fly
MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Agencies): Serving as a huge example for Make in India, commercial pilot Amol Yadav who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence, has been granted registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Captain Amol Yadav met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday who formally handed him the DGCA certificate. Yadav thanked the CM for his support and intervention in helping him get past the hurdles. Wh...
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